We are seeking for a high-level profile candidate with strong background in the production of Training contents (Mainly E-Learning) as part of the leadership team for the new EBA Battery Academy. The EBA Academy will be a public-private initiative to support the transformation of the European industry towards an electrified and green future, funded by the EU. The EBA Battery Academy will provide training and skills solutions for the whole battery value chain as new and strong strategic industrial pillar erecting across Europe.
The goal is to set up and run a pan-European training and skills platform – With strong focus on distance learning tools and E-Learning – embedded in the European Battery Alliance network and all its industry partners.
The role of the head of content production will be responsible to develop and produce all contents and training formats according to the EBA Battery Academy skills strategy. As such, the position holder will set up and coordinate an internal team of content managers, instructional designers and project managers. (direct and indirect leadership) In parallel he/she will set up and lead a network to external suppliers and partners from industry, academics, research and education to fulfil the ambitious plan. Crucial is to steer and manage resources and teams with a large number of parallel projects, where the focus lies on a quick set up of production structures to produce a massive amount of E-Learning modules and trainings at speed.
The successful candidate will work as part of a central leadership team to deliver industry leading online and blended training products in collaboration with external training providers. The successful candidate will be able to understand the world of public funding as well as to serve in a commercially driven environment.
Be part of the strategic leadership team with a strong knowledge of Education and Training content production processes (Mainly E-Learning)
Think in fast scaling: Set up and lead an organisation structure, which will produce Education contents at speed, in high quality, following industry demands within short periods of time
Set Up and lead the Education Production and delivery strategy, which will include data strategies, module and nugget strategies, agile learning pathes related to the production of Education and Training contents
Break down strategies into rules, structures and processes
Initiate and lead the collaborations with all relevant players along the production chain, from experts to production to implementation of contents
Lead a team of content managers, instructional designers and delivery managers in a matrix organisation environment
Work in close connection with the battery skills strategist teams, to translate skill needs in production and implementation plans
Focus E-Learning: Knowing all latest trends and methods to produce top-level contents for the battery segment, such as AR / VR
Plug and Play solution: align the production strategy with the business model of a B2B2C business model, where the execution of trainings based on the contents will be done by associated training providers across whole Europe
Required Skills and Experience
At least 10 years’ experience within a professional E-Learning organisation, preferably within the environment of a larger digital education platform in a leading content development related role
Alternatively, strong experience in media or publishing industry with strong content production background might be equally welcome
Demonstrated leadership skills within a virtual production chain, where (Education and Training) contents are produced at speed and in large scale
Strong strategic and conceptual abilities, with already demonstrated success in larger production and content strategies
Basic knowledge of Data and IT-strategies as backbone architecture for the content strategy is highly welcome
Ideally, first experience in the field of engineering trainings and the automotive industry (Or other industries related to batteries and electrification)
Conceptual and operational knowledge of a broad range of E-Learning and Training instruments, with conceptual knowledge of latest trends such as AR and VR
Master’s degree or equivalent experience
Strong strategist with analytical mindset and the right feeling for business opportunities
Start-Up and hands-on Mindset, with a strong will to build up things from scratch with a solid financial project background